ERIC Number: ED208837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Getting There from Here: A Media-Assisted Library Instruction Program for All Freshmen Students in Communication Skills Courses.
Gratch, Bonnie; And Others
A self-instructional module consisting of two 30-minute videotapes and a workbook, designed by an instruction planning committee in a college library, provides students with information on the organization and structure of the library service system, as well as basic library skills and term paper search strategies. The program is part of two required courses (COM 111 and COM 112) and runs one week each semester. Use of encyclopedias, almanacs, and the card catalog are described in Videotape I, and Videotape II covers periodicals and periodical indexes; exercises are given for both units in the workbook. Only the workbook is used to cover search strategy for COM 112. Responses to the questionnaires used to evaluate the program for COM 111 indicate that the great majority of students and faculty responded favorably to the program and 65 percent of the students rated videotapes favorably. Overall, the program was effective in meeting established goals, although less than half (38 percent) of the students in COM 112 rated the workbook as being helpful to them in researching a term paper. Copies of the workbook, teacher's manual, and questionnaires are appended. (RBF)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Univ., Coll. at Brockport.